Rapid prototyping is a term commonly used to describe additive layer fabrication nowadays, but it also encompasses subtractive manufacturing, i.e. machining of metals and plastics, and rapid sheet metal fabrication.
Additive manufacturing is a generic name for a group of manufacturing methods that dare to move away from the conventional oiled-machine approach. One of these methods is called fused deposition modeling.
All kinds of tools used in our daily production and life, from the body shell to the head screw, button and the shell of all kinds of household appliances, have an inseparable relationship with the mold.